Top 10 wines in the US press
Colette Bancroft recommends a “deeply satisfying” Cabernet Sauvignon, while Stacey Vreeken picks an “orange” Pinot Gris from California’s Beauregard Vineyard.
Lafite 2013: buy Mouton instead
Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer?
This week saw team db take part in a Left-Bank Bordeaux taste-off, dine at the hotly tipped Chiltern Firehouse, and the launch of two new expressions from The Singleton distillery.
In the magazine
Sangria has been tipped for international success with Millennials expected to lead a trend for sweet, fruity wines, according to research by Mintel.
Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.
At a recent tasting Napa winemakers said they preferred the 2012 vintage over 2011, marking a taste for greater acidity and less-oaked flavours.
Greg Ray picks a “double-brewed monster” packed with “pungent hops”, while Evan Benn recommends a tropical coconut ale to match a ceviche.
Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery has launched a new premium beer aged with whisky-infused oak.
New figures released by the BBPA have confirmed a drop in UK alcohol consumption of 2.1% in 2013 – the lowest level recorded since 1990.
the drinks business
Lafite Rothschild has released its 2013 vintage with a 14% cut on its 2012 price to €288 per bottle.
After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.
The premier of New South Wales in Australia has resigned after “forgetting” to declare he had received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange as a gift from a suspect in a corruption case.
Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays.
Exports of Italian sparkling wine to the UK leapt by 40.2% in 2013, strengthening its status as the UK’s fizz of choice.
UK Champagne shipments slipped by 5.1% in volume and 3.8% in value last year as the economy continued its recovery.
Just days after db announced the launch of “Skinny Rosé” by Finest Fizz, we bring you news that the original Skinny Champagne is to add a pink variant.
Champagne Drappier’s Guillaume Roffiaen has joined The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte as its director of winemaking and quality.
Falling sugar levels in Brut NV Champagne are a result of both warmer conditions in the region, but also the rising proportion of reserve wines used in today’s blends.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.